• TikTok owners want Microsoft to take over US business in a bid to escape looming ban - report

    10 days ago - By RT

    Chinese firm ByteDance, which owns the popular short-video app, has reportedly offered to completely forgo a stake in the US business of TikTok hours before US President Donald Trump was meant to ban the service.
    ByteDance initially planned to keep a minority stake in its overseas operations, but the initial proposal met opposition in the White House. As the Trump administration increased pressure, the company, unwilling to lose the US market with millions of users, came up with a new deal on Saturday, Reuters reported citing sources familiar with the matter.
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  • ByteDance and Microsoft offer White House a deal to keep TikTok in the U.S

    ByteDance and Microsoft offer White House a deal to keep TikTok in the U.S

    10 days ago - By Venture Beat

    China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House.
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  • TikTok says it's “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban

    TikTok says it's “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban

    10 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    TikTok's U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas has posted a video message to the platform that appears to be a response to reports from Friday that President Trump is working on an effective “ban” of the app in the U.S., a plan he shared with reporters from the White House pool on board Air Force One. Whether or not he's even able to do this remains an open question, but in the meantime TikTok seems keen to reassure U.S. users it doesn't intend to change its operational plans in response to this vague, but potentially existential threat.
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  • TikTok Responds To Trump: ‘We're Not Planning On Going Anywhere'

    10 days ago - By Forbes

    On Friday, President Trump said he would ban TikTok from the U.S. as soon as Saturday.
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  • ByteDance Said to Offer to Sell TikTok's U.S. Operations

    10 days ago - By NY Times

    The Trump administration has said the video app poses security concerns because of its Chinese ownership.
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  • If Microsoft Pays $5B For TikTok America, Buy The Stock

    10 days ago - By Forbes

    Paying $5 billion for TikTok's U.S. operations would help Microsoft offset LinkedIn's slowing growth
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  • ByteDance and Microsoft offer deal to allow TikTok to remain in the U.S., per report

    10 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    China's ByteDance has agreed to divest its TikTok operations in the US, according to a report in Reuters. Under the deal, Microsoft would take over stewardship of the data of U.S.-based users. The deal allows another company besides Microsoft to operate TikTok in the United States. This would allow the service to continue to operate in the United States, sidestepping the alleged executive order threatened by President Trump.
    Allegedly, ByteDance had previously sought a deal that would allow the company to retain a minority stake in the company. That plan was apparently recently abandoned...
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